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Bulgarian Bit Torrent Trackers Under Fire
« on: December 10, 2008, 09:00:36 am »
It seems the usual campaign to attack P2P networks are in full swing again this xmas.

Yesterday we reported the story of RARBG, a 100,000 user tracker currently feeling pressure from anti-piracy group, BREIN. Although popular with Bulgarians, RARBG had an english version of the site and also indexed regular material that could be found on most trackers.

Rather than limited action against one site, the picture emerging today shows a concerted attempt by the police to take down many other Bulgarian trackers, both those hosted in their home country and others hosted elsewhere. A special police unit usually dedicated to fighting organized crime recently starting working to identify the administrators of the sites. Once identified, the police set about making contact with them, and each was invited to a meeting.

At the meeting the administrators were ordered to shut down the sites. There were no explanations as to why they should, or which laws were being put into effect, but the order was clear - shut down the sites or the police will come and take the servers.

It seems to me that if the Bulgarian police are unable to point to a specific statue that covers operating a tracker they should not be undertaking such action and would likely be stopped by an injunction if one of the operators was sensible enough to bother obtaining one.

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